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While we offer a quality education at a competitive price, we realize that financial issues can still be a burden for many families. Because we believe tourism and hospitality work experience is essential to your long-term success, we have developed great relationships with organizations throughout the state that offer part-time and summer employment opportunities with flexible schedules designed to meet the needs of college students.

Work experience can help you decide which segment of the tourism industry is right for you. The range of employment opportunities in tourism and hospitality is much more diverse than it was even five years ago. Previous experience can also help you land a select internship and ultimately obtain desirable employment as a full-fledged professional.

Current Openings; As of 08/30/2013

Homewood Suites in Farmington
Immediate openings for front desk agent with various shifts and weekend night auditor
contact info
Amanda: Front Desk Managerk and THS senior
Apply in person at
2 Farm Glen Blvd Farmington, CT 06032 (860) 321-0000


Courtyard by Marriott -Cromwell, CT
Immediate opening for full time Guest Service Agent
Contact Info
Mr. Walker - Front desk supervisor
Apply in person at 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT


Past Openings

La Quinta Inn at New Britain

Immediate openings for GSR with various shifts. The paying positions will be at $ 10.00 per hour. Hotel positions are a great stepping stone for Tourism and Hospitality students.

Contact info Nancy La Quinta Inn THS at CCSU graduate 0130 2013 Front Desk Supervisor LQ2038GM@laquinta.com

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites located in Glastonbury by Hersha Hospitality Management We are looking for interns at the Homewood Suites at this time. Positions include but are not limited to accounting/HR, front desk, breakfast/dinner attendants, and housekeeping. These internships, with the right candidate could turn into employment opportunities in the future.

Contact info Angela M. Aresco / Area Sales Manager angela.aresco@hhmlp.com Hilton Garden Inn / Homewood Suites Tel: 203.430.9871 www.hhmhospitality.com

Employment Opportunities 1015 2012

Hartford Downtown Marriott

GSA/Guest Services Agent

To perform in a pleasant, professional and efficient manner.

Will have a combination of duties mainly related, but not limited to;

assisting guests at the time of check in and check out. The job is to create an overall positive experience by ensuring guest satisfaction through attentive coordination of hotel services. Minimum requirements: strong customer service skills or similar position for at least 2 years. Must also have computer skills and good communication skills. Experience in hotel front desk duties preferred. Hourly position requiring a flexible schedule to include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Reports to Guest Services Manager.

Natalia Savchenko

Guest Services Supervisor

Marriott Hartford Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd.

Hartford, CT 06103





Courtyard by Marriott, located in Cromwell

I would like to introduce myself as the new General Manager with Courtyard by Marriott, located in Cromwell.   I have had great success with hires from the CCSU Hospitality program and was hoping that you would communicate our current and immediate opportunity to hire for within our front desk. I appreciate your time in providing such a communication to current and past students of the Hospitality program.

Steve Matiatos

General Manager

Courtyard by Marriott – Cromwell, CT

4 Sebethe Drive

Cromwell, CT 06416

O - 860.894.5001

C - 860.575.9914

F - 860.635.0684




Holiday Inn North Haven

A full service hotel with 143 rooms with a restaurant and lots of banquet space.

My name is Faith Olson, a CCSU THS alumni class of 2009. I am currently the Front Office Manager in need of staff! I work at the Holiday Inn North Haven, a full service hotel with 143 rooms with a restaurant and lots of banquet space. In years past I have hired over 4 students from the program that have had great success, including Alex Pittman, a current student. I need either two part time or one full time. The hours are mostly 7am-3pm, with occasional evenings or midshift, as well as night audit Fri & Sat 11pm-7am. If you know anyone in the program that is looking for experience please send them my way. In the past they have sent email blasts out to students and alumni, if thats possible I would appreciate it. They can email me their resume noting they are from CCSU at fom@hinorthhaven.com. Thank you. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me please email or feel free to call 860-336-9212. =)


Faith Olson

Front Office Manager

Holiday Inn North Haven



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Residence Inn by Marriott in Cromwell, CT

White Lodging has had a lot of talk about it’s growth in the next couple years. They have asked me to reach out to some of the local universities with successful THS programs and ask if I can speak to some of the Seniors about their future and if WL is good for them. (Being a CCSU Alumni I thought of our department first!) Do you have any classes (either you are teaching or in the program in general) that I may be able to stop in for 15-20 minutes to discuss our company and possibilities of post-graduation opportunities? If possible, I was looking to host the take during the week of October 29th-November 2nd.

Helen Carr

a CCSU THS alumni class of 2009

Director of Sales

Residence Inn by Marriott

680 Cromwell Ave

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 257-7500

(860) 529-6952



Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates. We are recognized as one of the nation’s premier hospitality companies and we operate in over 100 locations. We are a subsidiary of Compass Group North America. At the Connecticut Science Center we operate the Café here as well as sell, book and run all catering events. The catering events vary from small corporate meetings to large Galas and dinners. 

Laura Emslie


Connecticut Science Center

860.520.2149 phone

catering by restaurant associates

Intern, Hotel Rate Coordinator at Priceline.com
Internship opportunity for the summer 2012. Location: Norwalk , CT

Guest service agent at Residence Inn Southington
Apply in person at 778 West Street Southington, CT 06489 Tel: (860) 621-4440
Management Company: Waterford Hotel Group
Owner: Hersha Hospitality Trust

A full-time or part-time front desk agent at Homewood Suites in Farmington
Apply in person at 2 Farm Glen Blvd. Farmington 06032  Tel: (860) 321-0000
Owner: Chatham Lodging Trust

A night audit at Residence Inn by Marriott Rocky Hill 
Apply in person at 680 Cromwell Ave Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Tel: (860) 257-7500
Management Company: White Lodging
Owner: Apple REIT Six

Sales Coordinator at Courtyard by Marriott Hartford Farmington
1583 Southeast Road. Farmington, CT 06032  Tel: (860) 521-7100
Management Company: White Lodging
Owner: Apple REIT Six

Sales Coordinator at Homewoods Suites Hartford by Hilton
338 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 0610  Tel: (860) 524-0223
Owner: Packard Hospitality Group

Click here to apply online

 New Castle Hotels & Resorts

Alex Pitman, one of bright and talented THS studuents, is working for New Castle Hotels & Resorts Management Company as a front desk supervisor at one of hotels they manage. Ranked among the top Hotel Management Companies in the US and Canada, New Castle leads the way with innovation, open communication, teamwork and commitment. New Castle Hotels & Resorts Management Company offers a variety of fulfilling career opportunities for ambitious, growth-oriented individuals.

Properties in CT

  • Hampton Inn - Shelton CT
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Norwalk, CT
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Shelton, CT

Employment Opportunities

  • Full-time & part time front desk agent
  • Restaurant Server

 Apply at www.nchrjobs.com


Country Club of Farmington

I would like to reach out to the hospitality students of CCSU and let them know about job opportunities at The Country Club of Farmington. As a private country club in Farmington, CT, we have developed a reputation for high quality food service. Our current goal is to further increase the level of food and beverage operations at the club. We are looking for servers and bartenders that are enthusiastic and professional. As a member of the food and beverage team you will have multiple responsibilities. From a la carte service, small functions, large functions, weddings to club events and golf outings, our staff is always flexible and willing to face the various challenges that each day brings. 

Positions are part-time and require flexible hours. If you feel you are a bright, professional individual who is truly committed to the hospitality industry we would love to speak with you. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: randib@farmingtoncountryclub.com

Randi Bartles / Dining Room Manager/ The Country Club of Farmington / 806 Farmington Ave Farmington, CT 06034 / Clubhouse: (860) 677-1681 Ext. 15 / Fax: (860) 677-1683

Fischer Travel 
one of the leading providers of high-end luxury travel and lifestyle services to wealthy individuals. We manage all aspects of our clients’ trips including confirming five-star properties, arranging private jet transportation and providing incredible travel experiences through our many travel partners around the world.  The company is based in mid-town
Manhattan and has 20 employees. Fischer Travel is looking for a bright, detail-oriented person, either undergraduate or graduate, for full-time work in their accounting department. Please submit resume and salary requirements to carol@fischertravel.com.

  1.  Accounting Assistant for Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Agency
    • Responsibilities includes tracking hotel commissions, bookkeeping and miscellaneous accounting functions.  Will learn SABRE and TRAMS.  This is an excellent introduction to the travel industry and opportunity to work in a fast-paced, high-end agency.   
    • Hours are 9:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Salary commensurate with experience. 
  2. Receptionist/administrative assistant. 
    • Responsibilities includes answering the phones, scheduling and welcoming all vendors/visitors to the office, maintaining the office contact file, assisting agents by preparing itineraries and any other projects as required.  This is a great way to learn the business and there is opportunity to progress within the company to travel agent.
    • Hours are 9:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites located in Windsor, CT
Seeking a part-time Guest Host (Front Desk Agent). The ideal candidate would be able to work weekends and holidays; some weekday shifts will be available - we will work around your academic schedule. Hotel experience is welcome but not required. Starting January 1st 2012, the hotel will change the name to the Hyatt House - the newest Hyatt product. It will be an incredible opportunity for a student to witness and be a part of merging two brands. To be considered, please e-mail your resume to aggie.gozdziewska@hyatt.com

Holiday Inn Express Southington
Seeking a Front Desk Agent
Contact Mark Lombardi, Director of Sales for Residence Inn & Holiday Inn Express Southington at Waterford Hotel Group at 860-384-9566

Comfort Inn at East Windsor: East Windsor, CT 06088. 860-254-5383
Zach has been hired as a front desk agent.


As of 03/08/2012

  1. The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  2. The Connecticut Tourism Industry 2012 Scholarship
  3. Skal Keith Staples Scholarship from Massachusetts Lodging Association
  4. PCMA New England Chapter
  5. MPI Connecticut River Valley Chapter

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